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Argentinian Soccer Team Will Train with an Israeli Tech in 2020 Olympics

PlayMaker, a Sports Tech Company based in the city of Tel Aviv, Israel has announced that Argentina’s soccer team will use technology developed by them in their training sessions for next year’s Olympic games. Japan’s capital city, Tokyo, is going to host these Olympic Games next year and excitement for the event are ever increasing as the preparations reach their final few stages.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 04: Victor Cuesta of Argentina controls the ball during the Men’s Group D first round match between Portugal and Argentina during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Last month, a special sensor mounted on boot of the athletes was worn during the matches and training sessions by Argentinian National soccer team in the Spanish city of Las Palmas, when it was there for the United International Football Festival.

This hidden sensor is mounted on the boot of an athlete and collects data for PlayerMaker with the help if a gyroscope and an accelerometer built inside it.

Guy Aharon said: “The Olympics are the pinnacle of sporting prowess and it is a privilege to be part of the Argentinian team’s training and continued development.” Aharon is the Chief Executive Offer at Playermaker.

“We are very impressed with the data Playermaker’s device offers us,” Luciano Nakis said “The possibility of being able to analyze the performance of the players gives coaches an important tool.” He added. Luciano is the delegate of Argentinian Football Federation’s for its national teams.

PlayerMaker claims to have developed the biggest databank of football player motions and movements which comprises of more than five hundred thousand motion events. Technology developed by PlayerMaker monitors and studies the technical, physical and tactical performances of football players. The data and information is gathered with the help of sensors attached to the shoes of the players. This data is then analysed with state of the art algorithms of machine learning to give coaches and managers an in-depth insight of the performance of their team, as well as their players. Surely this technology will benefit Argentinian national team a lot in their goal of succeeding in Olympics.

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